Monday, April 22, 2013

My Cup Of Magic




I try very hard not to pay full price for a teacup.




Still celebrating spring!


Every now and then that rule takes flight.
I found this cup at Anthropologie and it was instant love.
It is funky.
Wavy edges on the cup and saucer.
Bright colors.
Colorful flowers.
Butterflies inside and outside the cup.
(I drank the tea so you could see the inside.)
Fun aqua colored handle.



Celebrating Spring


It was designed by New Orleans artist Shelley Hesse.



Tea Magic


The first cup moistens my lips and throat.
The second shatters my loneliness.
The third causes the wrongs of life to fade gently from my recollection.
The fourth purifies my soul.
The fifth lifts me to the realms of the unwinking gods.
    Chinese Mystic, Tang Dynasty
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Thank you to our tea party hosts:

I'm also joining Nancy at A Rural Journal for Tuesday Muse.



Wishing YOU well and much joy!


45 comments:

Irene said...

Lovely teacup and wonderful words of wisdom.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love that little poem by the Mystic Master! Tea does soothe the soul alright.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I don't drink much tea but I think I would have bought this one too, it's heavenly. xox

edenhills said...

These are all lovely photos. I looked really hard over the weekend and even asked my mother, and I couldn't find a single teacup for a photo shoot. I need to hit the thrift store.

Janet said...

It truly is a magical cup. Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

What a charming tea cup! I would have bought one too :) Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Stephanie

kitty said...

Hi Snap! Your tea cup is gorgeous. I know, Anthropologie is pricey, but your tea cup will be enjoyed for many soothing sips. I loved the words at the end of your post. Tea is magical! What a lovely group of friends I've met through sharing virtual cups of tea.

Lavender Cottage said...

It's a sassy looking teacup Snap and was likely calling out to you.
I'm interested in the book Earth Prayers you're showing. Have you done a review on it I can read?
Judith

Deb said...

What a GORGEOUS tea-cup. It has everything! I bet you won't be able to use anything else at tea-time. ;-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Snap,
Your teacup is really pretty and looks so nice with your collection of books. I enjoyed the tea quote too. I'm big on quotes, as you know. Thank you for sharing your pretty new teacup with us at Tea Time and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tea in Texas said...

What a wonderful teacup and saucer and the design by the New Orleans artist is spectacular. So many of the Anthropologie designs are fabulous and I know why this special teacup and saucer now resides at your home. I love how you photographed it on the books.

Pam

Vee said...

Oh I might have had to have that tea cup for the handle alone. It's so unique. Does the tea taste even better because of the tea cup? Sometimes I really think it does.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is a lovely teacup. I love the delicacy. I hope you enjoy every cup you drink from it!

What is the book Earth Prayers about? The title intrigues me.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Very special teacup! I can see why it came home with you! Your tea with the daffodils is so pretty!
Have a great week!
Nancy

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the delicate painting, the butterfly!So adorable teacup. :)
Your compositions are always romantic artwork!
Léia

Mary said...

Gorgeous teacup Snap, I especially love the shape and I like a surprise bloom or butterfly inside when I'm sipping :) I'm always tempted when I pop in Anthro.

Martha said...

Lovely teacup. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do! It was worth it!

Jinksy said...

Absolutely love the cup and saucer picture, but tea? Yuk! I lost my taste for it in 1967 when my daughter was a bump, and so it has remained to this day, for the most part, though I do drink green tea with lemon, once in a blue moon, when the mood strikes me. lol :)

Marit Helene Gåsland said...

So beautiful cup with flowers and butterflies.

abrianna said...

That cup is beautiful. I like the waved edge and bright colors.

Deanna said...

I love Anthropologie cups and saucers and yours is definitely a beauty!!

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
some treasures are worth to pay the full price. Your definately is! Thank you for sharing this new tea cup, the wonderful poem and for your sweet comment.
Best greetings, Johanna

Nancy Claeys said...

I love their cups -- mugs -- each is so unique. The design on this one is like a Monet painting. :)

Dotti said...

Yup! Nothing will make you lose your religion faster than a teacup at Anthropologie. I can see why you wanted this one, so beautiful and unique.

artandtea.com said...

Lovely post and beautiful teacup!

Miss Jane said...

Hi Snap! Thank you for visit my blog. I've enjoyed your cup of tea. It looks magic!:)
The verses about tea of Chinese Mystic, Tang Dynasty are very very suggestive!:)

Nicki said...

Simply beautiful teacup and saucer. Anthropologie is chocked full of rule breakers - I think it is nearly impossible to walk away empty handed.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Snap,

Your teacup is so pretty! I believe rules are made to be broken ... lol. It is ok to treat yourself :-)

bettyl said...

I enjoy a cup of tea occasionally instead of coffee. Lovely photos.

Kim Cunningham said...

Beautiful! I love Anthropolgie's teacups, and well everything else they sell! This one is gorgeous! I drink my coffee out of one of their gorgeous cups each morning.

Patrice said...

Love the bright yellow of the daffodils!

Barb said...

You have the best collection Snap. How do you decide which to use each morning?

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Oh! Your teacup is lovely!
Great photos, wonderful teacups and books...fantastic combination.
Besos!

Terri said...

Oh I love that shop! I too, find things there that I love....Your new tea cup is funky, and soooo coool! Love it!
Hugs,
Terri

Sharon said...

What delicate tea cups -- and lovely colors. Wishing you well, too!

KathyB. said...

The little blue butterfly on the inner edge of the cup caught my eye right away, and if I had seen this teacup I would have bought it too!

It just makes me happy looking at a picture of it, sipping tea from it must be a delight. A tranquil delight.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It makes me happy to look at the daffodils next to the beautiful teacup, even in a picture...I can imagine how you felt in 'real life'.

Marissa said...

That is a very lovely teacup! I can see why you love it :)

Love the quote!

Carole said...

As soon as I saw the picture (and before I had read any of the text) I thought this looked like an Anthro cup.

They have one that I've been eying, but since I'm downsizing the mugs/cups I can't quite justify it.

Enjoy yours!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you try the coleslaw, let me know what you think. :-)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So elegant and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful tea cup and yellow daffodils! Just gorgeous images!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really is gorgeous! That store has so many beautiful and unique items. I finally got to shop at one last Fall. Enjoy your week!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Had only just discovered them this week and pinned one !
thanks for sharing here and taking time to visit FHC! much appreciated..

Deborah said...

Worth every penny! She's a beaut!!!

Jacoba said...

Gorgeous cup! I would have fallen in love with it, too!
I love your new banner, so calm, it reminds me of my visits to Japan and its beautiful gardens.
Happy day!
Jacoba